The wildest Partridge hooks you will ever see.. eye/eye

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The wildest Partridge hooks you will ever see.. eye/eye

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These hooks were given to me by an old timer... There is a line tie at the hook point position... ?!?!

Any thoughts here.. ? Top and bottom look like a limerick bend but with a straight eye and the middle a long shank hooper dry fly hook ?

Was this a guide's hook ? a joke hook ? a finesse hook.. as in try to land it ?!?!

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Have seen these. What I was told is they were designed for no kill areas and children for just catch and see the fish kind of things. Saw a box of them years ago but never bought any. While I fish barbless I still enjoy a touch of fish once in a while.

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Lucky that these hooks don't have beads on them or else I know a couple guys who would probably pilfer them from you!

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Memory lane stuff 8)

These hooks are called TAG (Touch And Go) hooks, concept by John Betts and turned into actual hooks under Alan Bramley, at that time the owner of Partridge of Redditch.

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a hook for lawn casting, (not a bad idea)?
a cat fish fly hook, when you're fishing for your cat?
a hook for easy fish, the fish can release themselves?

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Indeed John Betts design, when pressured by his psychology professor wife when asked; "How many fish have to die before you become famous?"
Well there is some truth to this after fishing for many years now.
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